This is a very poor commentary on Calibre. I've been a fan of Calibre since about version 6 ( now on v9) and it does a lot more than just convert books into a sellable format!
With it you can:-
- create a complete library, organising your books by author, series, tags, date published, etc - you can add your own columns such as 'Genre'
- convert books from one format to another - it supports about 12 different input formats, .doc, .pdf, .azw,. epub, .lit, .mobi, etc.,
- add metadata (either automatically or allowing you to add your own) including cover image, synopsis, series, ISBN, publication date, tags
- manage your books on your devices - it recognises most ebook readers and, with a little help from iTunes, can also help with iPads
- share your collection over the web with it's a built in web server
- there's also a portable version for when your IT department at work won't let you install software on the PC on your desk!!!
- schedule news feeds from a couple of hundred different sources which are then formatted into ebooks - you can also create your own news feed
- searching through the online bookstores for the best price on a particular book
- oh - and you can read books on your desktop/pc with it too !!!
Kovid Goyal - the author of Calibre - is very active with it's development plus, because of the 'plugin' nature of Calibre, there is a large community of writers creating plugins for extra functionality.
This isn't just a 'Desktop ebook reader' as the articles headline might suggest. It's a complete management/organiser for your book library.
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